Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks are very good friends in real life, so Kandi likely had a very strong reaction to watching Apollo Nida accuse Phaedra of cheating on him with a man from Africa nicknamed “Mr. Chocolate” and later act very threatening towards her, right before going to prison.
In her latest blog post for The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi revealed what was going through her mind while watching the crazy scenes from Sunday night’s episode.
“That was crazy and intense! Phaedra kept her cool. Thank God! Obviously Apollo wasn’t thinking clearly.”
Kandi and Phaedra are such good friends that Phaedra was one of Kandi’s bridesmaids for her wedding to Todd Tucker in April 2014. Apollo in turn became friends with Todd. The two apparently even went to strip clubs together.
In June 2014, Kandi tweeted that Todd went to a strip club with Apollo. When a fan asked for advice on how to not mind when her man goes to the strip club, Kandi said to have trust and confidence, so long as the visits aren’t too frequent.
“Well I don’t think its a big deal because at the end of the day he’s always coming home to you. As long as he’s not going everyday. If it’s just every now & then with his friends then don’t trip.”
Phaedra Parks likely leaned on Kandi Burruss for support after her encounter with Apollo right before he reported to prison. As seen on the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Apollo unexpectedly showed up at their house when he was supposed to be on his way to prison. He barged around the house, yelling at Phaedra for not supporting him and demanding that she have his stuff ready for when he gets out.
At one point, he was even angrily walking about with a power drill. When he got near Phaedra with the drill, she calmly told him to get away from her. As Apollo finally got in the car to leave, still yelling at Phaedra, Phaedra told him that she may not be there for him when he gets out and that she’ll pray for him.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Phaedra, in a previous episode, claimed that Apollo even threatened to burn down the house.
According to Phaedra Parks, her lack of visible emotion during her scenes with Apollo Nida doesn’t mean that she doesn’t care and hasn’t been affected by the drama. In November 2014, Phaedra explained that she has chosen to stay strong for the sake of her children.
“Words cannot express the turmoil this situation has caused our family, and I can’t even begin to articulate how hard it has been. When you face a situation like this, you can choose to either break down or stay strong; I chose to stay strong because I have two young children that need a parent to give them stability and keep the ship sailing.”
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